Mychal's Learning Place
Mychal’s Learning Place provides the support, training and opportunities to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to build their independence and pursue their goals and dreams.
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- CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge
Mychal's Learning Place serves youth and young adults with developmental disabilities (70% BIPOC, 80% low-income) by emphasizing interactive, inclusive job training environments and activities that will transfer to gainful employment, addressing a root cause of income inequality in LA's disabled community. Nearly every adult student receives on-the-job training inside of Mychal's social enterprises and/or job placements. Since 2016, 125 students have graduated, and our proposed expansion will create room for 200-300 in the next five years.
- CONNECT ·2021 Grants Challenge
With 85% of people who have developmental disabilities unable to find employment, Mychal’s Learning Place has taken a leadership role in creating job training opportunities for this population in LA. We have two successful ventures – a café/bakery and a print shop – that are providing essential work skills to increase the employability and independence of our participants. Beyond simply getting our ventures back in business after the pandemic, Mychal’s has critical expansion plans underway for both operations for the coming year.